"Black Gives Way To Blue" as written by and Jerry Cantrell....
I don't want to feel no more
It's easier to keep falling
Imitations are pale
Emptiness all tomorrows

Haunted by your ghost

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you

Fading out by design
Consciously avoiding changes
Curtain's drawn, now it's done
Silencing all tomorrows

Forcing a goodbye

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you

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"Black Gives Way to Blue" as written by Jerry Cantrell

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    General CommentSo obviously about the death of ol' Layne Staley, RIP. But what gets me the most is the ending. It's sudden, and leaves you unfulfilled in the song, like they should have extended the chorus and made a finale instrumental, as in most songs. But I now think that was the point. It's a song about Layne's death, his SUDDEN death, and when someone close to you dies suddenly, it seems like their life, as well as yours, is unfulfilled. Like there should be something more, if even extended slightly and made with a final note. Not just stopping at the snap of one's fingers. Like if someone you knew died and you weren't there when it happened, you would want to wish to speak to them one last time before they passed.

    The only difference is, I can just put the track on repeat, and make it seem like the song never ended, it just paused before restarting, as if the song would never end (I'm not sure if Jerry intended it to be like that, but I wouldn't be surprised if he did). Sadly, you can't do that with someone's life. And if you could, life would be pointless. Everything is pointless without death.
    Spog Zallagion October 01, 2009   Link

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